Kite Runner makes a return

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The hugely-successful stage version of best-selling book The Kite Runner is returning to Nottingham Playhouse this week at the start of a UK tour.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel and film, this haunting tale of friendship leaves a lasting impression on anyone it touches.

In 2013 Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse pulled off an extraordinary theatrical coup and secured the rights to stage the European premiere of The Kite Runner.

The subsequent production was a theatrical tour de force and a massive hit with audiences.

Now The Kite Runner is embarking on a nationwide tour beginning at the Playhouse on Friday and running until 6th September.

Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director Giles Croft said: “I am delighted that following its success in Nottingham and Liverpool that the production will have a longer life.

“The power and relevance of The Kite Runner doesn’t diminish and I have no doubt that this will prove to be a timeless story.

Ben Turner will continue in the lead role of Amir and there are two new actors to the original cast joining the tour.

Bhavin Bhatt will be playing the role of Wali and Andrei Costin will be pulling at our heartstrings as Hassan/ Sohrab.

Other cast members include David Ahmad (Kamal), Antony Bunsee (General Taheri), Emilio Doorgansingh (Baba), Nicholas Karimi (Assef), Ezra Khan (Ali), Nicholas Khan ( Rahim Khan), Lisa Zahra (Soroya), and Hanif Khan (Mohammad Hanif Dewaka) tabla player / musician.

After its stint at the Playhouse, The Kite Runner will transfer to theatres in Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, Malvern, Shrewsbury, York, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Edinburgh and Salisbury.

For tickets call 0115 9419419 or see www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.